The UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Alumni Association and the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will hold a celebration honoring the School of Education’s former deans on Friday, April 24, 5:30 -7:30 pm at Mosher Alumni House. This event will honor R. Murray Thomas (Dean 1965-1969), Norman J. Boyan (Dean 1969-1979), Naftaly S. “Tuli” Glasman (Dean 1980-1987), Richard Shavelson (Dean 1987-1993), and Jules Zimmer (Dean 1994-2004).
“We have the rare opportunity to honor the history of our Graduate School of Education by bringing together all of its former deans,” current Dean Jane Close Conoley says. “These distinguished faculty members represent over fifty years of the School’s hundred year legacy of preparing educators for California, nation, and the world. Among them, they have personally mentored dozens of our most distinguished graduates while building the Gevirtz School to it current position among some of the best schools of education in the nation. We are eternally grateful to Emeriti Deans Thomas, Boyan, Glassman, Shavelson, and Zimmer for their administrative prowess and to the difference they made in the lives of the thousands of alums of the Gevirtz School.”
This event is one component of the Gevirtz School’s year-long celebration of “100 years of preparing educators.” The Santa Barbara State Normal School – the predecessor school to UC Santa Barbara – was established as a two-year college program for training manual arts and home economics teachers in 1909. The Gevirtz School prepares teachers, educational researchers, psychologists, and school leaders who are committed to improving public education — and thus every child’s experience in the classroom and beyond — through research and collaboration.
The event is also part of the All Gaucho Reunion Weekend, April 24-26. For more information about the reunion, see ucsbalum.com/All_Gaucho_Reunion
This event is open to the public. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. It costs $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Cost includes complimentary parking in parking lot #12 To RSVP people should contact Cory Calderon at 805-893-4451 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by April 17.
[The Gevirtz School's former deans are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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